Portuguese Beans with Linguica are an easy to make sweet and spicy pork and beans dish. Recipe includes traditional stove top and pressure cooker preparation.
2cans16 ounce tomato sauce
STANDARD SOAK: Cover beans with water and soak overnight.QUICK SOAK: Cover beans with water, bring to a boil for 2 minutes, turn off heat, cover and let sit for approximately one hour until beans are no longer hard.
Drain off water and refill until beans are covered again.
Stove Top Method
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook several hours or until the beans are tender.
While beans are cooking, cook the linguica in a skillet and break up into small pieces (about ½ to 1”). When cooked remove the linguica from pan, pour off all but a little grease and sauté the onion and garlic gently until softened. Add the tomato sauce, brown sugar and spice.
When the beans are well done, drain and save the extra bean water. Stir about one cup of the bean juice into the sauce and add to the cooked beans with the linguica.
Let simmer for an hour or so before serving. The extra bean juice may be added if the beans seem dry or saved to enrich soup stock for another meal.
Pressure Cooker Method
Turn electric pressure cooker to SAUTE, for stove top turn to medium high heat.Cook the linguica while breaking it up into small pieces (about ½ to 1”).
When cooked remove the linguica from pan, pour off all but a little grease then sauté the onion and garlic until softened.
Add everything into the pot (linguica, beans, tomato, spices, sugar) along with a cup of water.
Seal the lid and bring to pressure and cook for 25 minutes on high. Remove from heat and use a natural press release for 10 minutes.
If the sauce seems dry add an extra ½- 1 cup of water.If beans are not tender enough, bring back to pressure and cook for an additional 5 minutes with a natural pressure release.